In 1994, families and interested community members set about developing an agency that would offer the opportunity to have their family member with a disability living closer to home. In twenty years, Diversity South has evolved into a respected, dynamic provider of disability supports operating the length and breadth of the Peel Region in Western Australia.
Diversity South is a not for profit organisation funded by the Disability Services Commission. Other funds come from grants obtained from Lotterywest, PEACH (Personnel Employed at Alcoa Charity Help), May Day, Helping Hands and Alcoa.
Independence and active citizenship are both prized and promoted across all programs. We aim to provide a rich and diverse range of opportunities for community participation and an improved quality of life for the people we support.
A dedicated team of support workers support and promote the dignity of the people we support to enhance their quality of life so they can live an ordinary life in their community, enabling each person’s independence to the best of their ability. This is at times not an easy task.
The Diversity South supervisory team led by the Executive Manager (Service), Lifestyle Manager and Community Manager support staff to create fulfilling lives for people with disability on a daily basis.
The Diversity South administration team consisting of the Finance Officers, Office Coordinator and Administration Officer are led by the Executive Manager (Business) to ensure the smooth running of all things financial and administrative.
Fundraising is an ongoing process for a not for profit organisation. In recent times we have raised funds to purchase items for our new homes in Wannanup, however, there is another side to fundraising at Diversity South. Staff and individuals put aside time to raise funds for other deserving causes, our Biggest Morning Tea has become legendary, raising considerable sums for cancer research. Bandana and Loud Shirt days are also favourites with staff and individuals. Diversity South sees all of the individuals we support as part of the community assisting others in whatever way they can.
There is always something to purchase which will, in some way, enhance the lives of individuals. If you would like to donate, we urge you to click on our Donate tab at the top of this page. Every single donation, no matter how small or large, will be used to assist individuals achieve their dreams.
Welcome to the Diversity South website. As we move into the new year, we are beginning to settle into our new Administration Office at 90 Anstruther Road, Mandurah. The past few weeks have been very hectic moving, setting up and ironing out the bumps with the biggest bump being a hiccup with Telstra and the NBN which has meant no phone or computers. Thankfully this is slowly being rectified. The Administration staff have slowly but surely been putting all facets of office life into the correct box for the rest of us to find. Throughout this, our service provision hasn’t faltered with all going on as normal.
We expect to be as busy as ever this year as we finish our Work, Health and Safety upgrade, making all aspects of the process instantly accessible for all staff in any situation. Diversity South currently have one vacancy in our Lifestyle (accommodation) program so if you or someone you know are interested do not hesitated to call us.
Chief Executive Officer